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Enabling kNowledge Sustainability Usability and Recovery for Economic value

From 2011-02-01 to 2014-01-31, closed project | ENSURE Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 11 765 808

EU contribution:

EUR 7 850 000

Coordinated in:

Israel

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The project addresses the long-term usability of commercially relevant data produced or controlled by organisations. It draws on motivation from use cases in health care, finance and clinical trials

Ensuring long term usability for the spiralling amounts of data produced or controlled by organisations with commercial interests is quickly becoming a major problem. Drawing on motivation from uses cases in aerospace, health care, finance and clinical trials, ENSURE will significantly extend the state of the art in digital preservation which to-date has focused on relatively homogeneous cultural heritage data.

The use cases bring up a number of issues specific to digital preservation in the context of the industry and services sector:

  • safely leveraging scalable pay-as-you-go infrastructure such as clouds
  • helping businesses understand the economic implications of preservation
  • conforming to regulatory, contractual and legal requirements as part of a whole workflow
  • managing long term integrity and authenticity of significant intellectual property or highly personal data
  • using off-the-shelf IT technologies to support the preservation of different types of digital resources


ENSURE builds upon broader advances in ICT and integrates preservation solutions with existing ICT assets and approaches, in particular in the following areas:

  • Cost and value: evaluate the cost and benefit of different quality solutions
  • Preservation lifecycle management: build on industry standard lifecycle management approaches to manage the preservation lifecycle, ensuring regulatory compliance, allowing changes in the preservation approach to reflect environmental changes, addressing evolution of ontologies and managing the quality of the digital objects over time.
  • Content-aware long term data protection: ensure long-term, content-aware data protection, addressing changes in personally identifiable information, new and evolving regulations, managing user identities over decades, etc.
  • Leveraging wider ICT trends: evaluate the costs/risks/benefits and demonstrate how to use emerging, commonly available information technology to enable scalable solutions for digital preservation, considering in particular cloud storage and virtual application image capture.

Objective

Ensuring long term usability for the spiraling amounts of data produced or controlled by organizations with commercial interests is quickly becoming a major problem. Drawing on motivation from uses cases in aerospace, health care, finance and clinical trials, ENSURE will significantly extend the state of the art in digital preservation which to-date has focused on relatively homogeneous cultural heritage data. Our use cases bring up a large number of issues which have yet to be fully addressed: 1) safely leveraging scalable pay-as-you-go infrastructure such as clouds 2) having businesses understand the economic implications of preservation, 3) conforming to regulatory, contractual and legal requirements as part of a whole workflow 4) managing long term integrity and authenticity significant intellectual property or highly personal data and 5) using off-the-shelf IT technologies for preservation to support different types of digital resources.
Building on prior work, ENSURE will address these issue with innovative approaches and tools:•\tCost and Value Evaluate the cost and benefit of different quality solutions.•\tPreservation Lifecycle Management Build on industry standard lifecycle management approaches to manage the preservation lifecycle, ensuring regulatory compliance, allowing changes in the preservation approach to reflect environmental changes, addressing evolution of ontologies and managing the quality of the digital objects over time.•\tContent-Aware Long Term Data Protection Ensure long-term, content-aware data protection, addressing changes in personally identifiable information, new and evolving regulations, managing user identities over decades, etc.•\tLeveraging Wider ITC Evaluate the costs/risks/benefits and demonstrate how to use emerging, commonly available information technology, to enable scalable solutions for digital preservation, considering in particular cloud storage and virtual application image capture.

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IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 1 936 508


94 DERECH EM-HAMOSHAVOT
49527 PETACH TIKVA
Israel
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Eliot Salant
Tel.: +97 248 296 121
Fax: +97 248 296 113
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Custodix NV
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 534 500


Kortrijksesteenweg
9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
Belgium
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Brecht Claerhout
Tel.: +32 9 210 78 90
Fax: +32 9 211 09 99
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 716 601


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
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JRC CAPITAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY & RESEARCH GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 312 000


KURFURSTENDAMM 186
10707 BERLIN
Germany
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Petra Ristau
Tel.: +49 30 847 88220
Fax: +49 30 847882266
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ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 454 768


CALLE DE ALBARRACIN 25
28037 MADRID
Spain
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Irene Schmidt
Tel.: +34 912 148617
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FUNDACION PARA EL FOMENTO DE LA INVESTIGACION SANITARIA Y BIOMEDICA DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 36 149


CALLE MICER MASCO 31
46010 VALENCIA
Spain
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Administrative contact: Juana Ferrús
Tel.: +34 961925907
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CENTRO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACION EN SALUD PUBLICA
Participation ended
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 58 742


Avenida de Catalunya 21
46020 Valencia
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Juana M. Ferrús
Tel.: +34 96 192 59 07
Fax: +34 96 192 57 03
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MACCABI HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 322 750


HAMERED STREET 27
68125 TEL AVIV
Israel
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Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Hadas Lewy
Tel.: +97 235 143538
Fax: +97 237 952552
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PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 769 859


BOSCHDIJK 525
5621 JG EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Ard Nieuwenhuis
Tel.: +31 402740342
Fax: +31 402746321
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UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 243 361


PRACA GOMES TEIXEIRA
4099 002 PORTO
Portugal
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro
Tel.: +351 225082171
Fax: +351 225081440
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LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 928 152


UNIVERSITETSOMRADET PORSON
971 87 LULEA
Sweden
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Östen Jonsson
Tel.: +46 921 57312
Fax: +46 9257301
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CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 492 660


College Road
MK43 0AL CRANFIELD - BEDFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Essam Shehab
Tel.: +441234750111
Fax: +441234754605
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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 545 950


Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1SZ SWINDON
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: David Giaretta
Tel.: +447770326304
Fax: +441235445848
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TESSELLA LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 498 000


THE QUADRANT ABINGDON SCIENCE PARK 26
OX14 3YS ABINGDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Robert Sharpe
Tel.: +44 1235 555511
Fax: +44 1235 553301
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